General Surgery Resident Profiles

PGY-5

Richard Cass
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Richard Cass, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Medical School:

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interest:

laboratory research on the molecular mechanisms of myxofibrosarcoma metastasis

Outside Interest:

Cycling

Christopher Chandler
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Christopher Chandler, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Smithtown, NY

Medical School:

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Research Interest:

Running, Biking, Soccer, Photography, Cello, Singing

Jackly Juprasert
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Jackly Juprasert, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Huntington Beach, CA

Medical School:

Temple School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Minimally invasive surgery, opioid consumption after surgery

Mengyuan LIU
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Mengyuan Liu, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Philadelphia, PA

Medical School:

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Tumor immunology, GIST, HPB

Outside Interest:

Cooking, 1000+ page biographies and farmers markets

Nicole Meredyth
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Nicole Meredyth, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Burlington, VT

Medical School:

University of Vermont School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical ethics

Outside Interest:

Running, triathalons, baking, and cats

Nicole Croteau
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Nicole Narayan, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Medical School:

Boston University School of Medicine

Alexander Peters
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Alexander Peters, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Riverside, CT

Medical School:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Current MPH Candidate 2019

Research Interest:

Global surgery, health economics, innovative technology

Outside Interest:

Travel, scuba diving, guitar, puzzles

Matthew Wingo
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Matthew Wingo, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

NYC

Medical School:

Columbia P&S

Research Interest:

Cardiac surgery

Outside Interest:

Exploring NY with my wife, hiking, vinyl records, Peloton

PGY-4

Victoria Aveson
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Victoria Aveson, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Medical School:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Gregory Jones
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Gregory Jones, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School:

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Lung Cancer: Genomic Predictors of Recurrence after Resection

Outside Interest:

Skiing, scuba diving, playing guitar/live music, travel, my pet Saint Bernard

Jessica Limberg
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Jessica Limberg, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Toledo, OH

Medical School:

NYU School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Undergraduate: University of Michigan; Medical School: NYU School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Endocrine Oncology, Breast Oncology, Outcomes Research

Outside Interest:

Football, Hiking, Painting, Traveling

Lama Obeid
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Lama Obeid, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Aley, Lebanon

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Research Interest:

Public health, healthcare disparities

Outside Interest:

Online shopping for vacation homes I imagine I'll afford once I'm an attending, but not really

Paul Shin
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Paul Shin, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

East Amherst, NY

Medical School:

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Graduate Work Before Residency:

PhD, Yale University, History of science

Research Interest:

Surgical oncology

Outside Interest:

Family, food (cooking and dining), squash, and skiing

Matthew Skovgard
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Matthew Skovgard, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Modesto, California

Medical School:

Tulane School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MS, Physiology, University of Cincinnati

Research Interest:

Cardiothoracic Surgery, thoracic oncology, lung transplantation, CAR T cell therapy for thoracic malignancies

Outside Interest:

Traveling Scuba diving Snowboarding Dogs

Dessislava Stefanova
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Dessislava Stefanova, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Marlborough, MA

Medical School:

Drexel University College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Anti-reflux Surgery, Endoflip, Endocrine Oncology, CCR-T and CAR-T targeted therapies

Outside Interest:

Running, Tennis, Traveling, My Dog

Jessica Thiesmeyer
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Jessica Thiesmeyer, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Penn Yan, NY

Medical School:

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research Interest:

Endocrine Oncology, Surgical Education

Outside Interest:

Power yoga, fantasy nerd, oenophile

PGY-3

Shaikha Al-Thani
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Shaikha Al-Thani, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Doha, QAT

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Jake Connolly
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James (Jake) Connolly, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Belmont, MA

Medical School:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Research Interest:

Genomic and "big data" thoracic oncology 

Outside Interest:

Hiking with my dog, exploring NYC (especially Broadway), acting as my husband's photography assistant 

Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Orinda, CA

Medical School:

Weill Cornell

Research Interest:

Thoracic Surgery

Outside Interest:

Traveling, peloton

Lamia Harik
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Lamia Harik, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

New York, NY

Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Claire Li
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Yue (Claire) Li, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Columbia, Maryland

Medical School:

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Cancer immunology

Outside Interest:

Cooking and eating, pushing my dog to be his best self

Evan Lutton
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Evan Lutton, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School:

Katz SOM Temple University

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MD, PhD, Temple University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Trauma and surgical critical care, transplant surgery, patient advocacy

Outside Interest:

I enjoy running in Central Park, spin, and exploring new bars and restaurants in New York.

Newell (Bryce) Robinson
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Newell (Bryce) Robinson, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Medical School:

Wake Forrest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Research Interest:

CT surgery, ECMO, quality improvement

Outside Interest:

Basketball, hanging with family dogs, college football

PGY-3 Research

Solange Bayard
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Solange Bayard, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Princeton, MA

Medical School:

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Interest:

Racial/ethnic disparities, breast cancer outcomes, triple negative breast cancer tumor biology

Outside Interest:

Soccer, painting

Panpan Chen
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Panpan Chen, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Sayre, PA

Medical School:

Albany Medical College of Union University

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Medical School: Albany Medical College

Research Interest:

Abdominal transplantation

Outside Interest:

Skiing, mountaineering, hiking, cooking

Caitlin Egan
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Caitlin Egan, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Northboro, Massachusetts

Medical School:

New York Medical College

Research Interest:

Trauma, critical care

Outside Interest:

Exploring NYC

Caitlin Finn
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Caitlin Finn, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Chapel Hill, NC

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medical College

Research Interest:

Health services, policy, women in surgery

Outside Interest:

Distance running, baking, spending time outdoors with my dog Sadie

Jacques Greenberg
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Jacques Greenberg, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

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Hometown:

Philadelphia, PA 

Medical School:

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Research Interest:

Endocrine oncology 

Outside Interest:

Outside of work, I prioritize running with my partner and cooking dinner together. Otherwise, I love meeting up with friends, camping, and visiting our families.

Josh Johnson
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Josh Johnson, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Uniondale, NY

Medical School:

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Research Interest:

Endovascular Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Health Disparities, Medical Education

Outside Interest:

Information Technology, Historical Literature, Triathlons, Basketball

Harry (Ben) Lengel
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Harry (Ben) Lengel, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Wilmington, DE

Medical School:

Sidney Kimmel College at Thomas Jefferson University

Research Interest:

Thoracic oncology

Outside Interest:

Sports, Alabama football, and growing a jungle in my apartment

Andrea Mesiti
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Andrea Mesiti, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Albany, NY

Medical School:

Albany Medical College of Union University

Research Interest:

Clinical outcomes

Outside Interest:

Exercise, baking, reading

PGY-2 CA

Arpit Gupta
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Arpit Gupta, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Delhi, India

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

PhD Theoretical Particle Physics

Research Interest:

Surgical Oncology, Developmental Biology

Outside Interest:

Hiking, triathlon

Sarah Hatfield
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Sarah Hatfield, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Portland, OR

Medical School:

University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MPH

Research Interest:

Health Policy, Health Services Research

Outside Interest:

Traveling and exploring new places, hiking, cooking with friends and family

Nitin Jethmalani
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Nitin Jethmalani, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Gladstone, NJ

Medical School:

Tufts University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Vascular surgery, prediction modeling, outcomes analysis, quality improvement

Outside Interest:

Hiking, kayaking, cooking, chocolate chip cookies, New York bagels

Alison Kearns
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Alison C. Kearns, M.D., Ph.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

East Stroudsburg, PA

Medical School:

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Research Interest:

The interaction between the immune system and surgical diseases

Outside Interest:

Cats, Reality Television, hiking/backpacking

Teagan Marshall
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Teagan Marshall, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Sterling, MA

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Research Interest:

Medical student and surgical resident education, identifying & addressing systemic biases within medicine

Outside Interest:

I enjoy being outdoors with my Siberian husky, Theo, and bird watching in Central Park. I am an avid runner and am training for the NYC Marathon.

Daniel Metzger
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Daniel Metzger, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Woodmere, NY

Medical School:

Perelman School of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

Research Interest:

Surg Onc/ HPB, Clinical Research

Outside Interest:

Museums, Hikes, Seeing movies in theaters (RIP), Good old-fashioned family time

Bradley Pearson
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Bradley Pearson, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Medway, MA

Medical School:

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MS in Medical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical outcomes in hepatobiliary surgery, the role of living donor liver transplantation, influence of diet and exercise on post-operative wound healing.

Outside Interest:

I love cooking/trying new foods, biking/exploring the city, and hiking/camping/backpacking both nearby and abroad.

Abhinay Tumati
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Abhinay Tumati, M.D.
  • PGY-2 CA

Hometown:

Plainsboro, NJ

Medical School:

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Clinical Outcomes Research

Outside Interest:

Playing Tennis, Watching Arsenal FC, Trying new cuisines

PGY-2 NDP

Al Hussein Alawamlh
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Omar Al Hussein Alawamlh, M.D.
  • PGY-2 NDP

Hometown:

Amman, Jordan

Medical School:

University of Jordan School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Minmally invasive surgery and bariatrics, pelvic and genitourinary disease, CV imaging

Outside Interest:

Soccer, basketball, DJing

Alexia Stamatiou
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Alexia Stamatiou, M.D.
  • PGY-2 NDP

Hometown:

Waverly, PA

Medical School:

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Interventional breast oncology

Outside Interest:

Wood working, camping, reading

PGY-2 Research

Miseker Abate
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Miseker Abate, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Medical School:

UC Irvine School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MPH Harvard Global Health

Research Interest:

Global health/global surgery and healthcare disparities outcome research

Outside Interest:

Running, turbokickboxing, hiking, cooking

Misha Armstrong
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Misha Armstrong, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Jacksonville, FL

Medical School:

University Of Miami Leornard Miller School of Medicine

Cara Berkowitz
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Cara Berkowitz, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Cherry Hill, NJ

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Research Interest:

Pediatric surgery

Outside Interest:

Running, cooking, piano, skiing

Sarah Breves
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Sarah Breves, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Charleston, SC

Medical School:

Temple University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical Oncology, mitochondrial bioenergetics and calcium channel signaling

Outside Interest:

Painting, yoga

Genevieve Fasano
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Genevieve Fasano, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Wall, NJ

Medical School:

Drexel University College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Breast cancer, cancer outcomes, healthcare disparities

Outside Interest:

Peloton, travel, plant-based cooking, animal lover

Yeon Joo Lee
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Yeon Joo Lee, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Port Washington, NY

Medical School:

State University of NY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Clinical outcomes and translational research in cardiac surgery 

Outside Interest:

Running, hiking, the Office, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family

James (Nathan) Mynard
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James (Nathan) Mynard, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Chipley, FL

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Outside Interest:

Music, playing guitar, running, Auburn Football

Pooja Shah
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Pooja Shah, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Cupertino, CA

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Pediatric intestinal failure, surgical education

Outside Interest:

Attending farmers markets, running, cycling, watercolor painting, scrabble

Zachary Whaley
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Zachary Whaley, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Birmingham, AL

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Stem cell research

Research Interest:

Oncology, surgical technology, medical education

Outside Interest:

Backpacking, solo travel, reading

PGY-1 CA

Julia Button
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Julia Button, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Baltimore

Medical School:

University of North Carolina

Outside Interest:

Hanging with my german shorthair pointer, running, exploring new restaurants in the city

Caitlin Cain
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Caitlin Cain, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Los Angeles

Medical School:

Georgetown University

Research Interest:

Wilm’s Tumor, pediatric outcomes in trauma, congenital anomalies/ embryology, congenital heart disease

Outside Interest:

Art & architecture, piano, running, languages, my cat

Ben Greenspun, M.D.
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Benjamin Greenspun, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Medical School:

Georgetown University

Research Interest:

Device development, surgical oncology, surgical education

Outside Interest:

Guitar, cooking, sedentary lifestyle

Daniel Jones
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Daniel Jones, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Salt Lake City, UT

Medical School:

University of Utah SOM

Research Interest:

Outcomes in trauma/critical care

Outside Interest:

Backpacking, cooking, traveling, skiing, guitar

Andrew Mudreac
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Andrew Mudreac, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Chicago, IL

Medical School:

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Pediatric surgery, quality improvement, outcomes research, surgical education

Outside Interest:

Swimming, playing piano, cooking and baking, eating, coffee/latte art, urban hiking

Alexa Turpin
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Alexa Turpin, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Woodstown, NJ

Medical School:

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, congenital anomalies

Outside Interest:

My dog, peloton, reading, hanging out with friends

Stella Tsui
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Stella Tsui, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Hong Kong

Medical School:

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical Outcomes Research. CT Surgery.

Outside Interest:

Marvel superhero movies, music, playing with my friends' dogs

Wini Zambare
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Wini Zambare, M.D.
  • PGY-1 CA

Hometown:

Northville, MI

Medical School:

Boston University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical Education

Outside Interest:

Running, Cheeseboards, Art Museums

PGY-1 NDP

Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NDP
Scott Olehnik
Scott Olehnik, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NDP
Noor Shoukat
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Noor Shoukat, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NDP

Hometown:

Islamabad

Medical School:

Shifa College Of Medicine

Research Interest:

Resident Education

Outside Interest:

Sitting in Central Park all day any day, Table tennis

Curtis Swanson
Curtis Swanson, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NDP
Fernando Valle Reyes, M.D.
Fernando Valle Reyes, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NDP

PGY-1 IR

Alexa Bolock
Alexa Bolock, M.D.
  • PGY-1 IR
Hannah Suchy
Hannah Suchy, M.D.
  • PGY-1 IR
Elefterios Trikantzopoulos, M.D.
Elefterios Trikantzopoulos, M.D.
  • PGY-1 IR

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